Review of the Reebok CrossFit Speed Training Shoe for Men
In early 2016, Reebok added another top-quality CrossFit shoe to their already super-solid line-up. While not so dissimilar to the extremely popular CrossFit Nano Series, the main difference in this one is that it’s designed for speed. A common complaint about the Reebok Nano Series is that they’re clunky for running. Reebok has taken this seriously and come out with a CrossFit shoe that isn’t!
If you’re looking for a CrossFit shoe that will perform well in workouts with a lot of sprinting, this one is it. It’s lightweight, breathable and cushions your feet very well. While designed for running, they are actually an extremely versatile cross-training shoe that can perform well during lifting, jumping or climbing. In short, the Reebok CrossFit Speed Training Shoe is solid. Reviewers mention that once they made the switch to these ones, they never plan on going back. You can check them out on Amazon:
Reebok CrossFit Speed Training Shoe Pros:
- Less clunky than other Reebok CrossFit shoes
- Ultra-soft response foam absorbs shock during sprints
- Metasplit flex grooves for enhanced stability
- Supports smooth transitions and explosive power
- TPU piece to support sliding during handstands
- ROPEPRO for extra durability during climbs
- Extremely light
- Breathable and comfortable
- Low-cut design
Reebok CrossFit Speed Training Shoe Cons:
- Less secure for lifting than other Reebok CrossFit shoes
- Some people don’t like the graphics
- Reports of lack of durability in the mesh
- Fits larger than expected
The low-cut design of the Reebok Men’s CrossFit Sprint Training Shoe make these very comfortable to wear. They are very light in weight (8.9oz) and fit more like a running shoe than a cross-training shoe. The midsole is flexible which makes them extremely responsive when performing just about any kind of exercise.
A common complaint about the Reebok Nano Series is that they are big and clunky. Reebok has taken these complaints seriously and designed this shoe! Unlike the Nano, these ones don’t need to be broken in and they should feel comfortable from the first time you put them on.
With a heel-to-toe-drop of 3mm, the Reebok CrossFit Speed Training Shoe isn’t the shoe to run a marathon in! The minimal heel-to-toe-drop is more characteristic of weightlifting shoes than running shoes. The shoe excels at sprinting, and while light (8.9 oz), it’s still a bit too heavy and clunky to run long distances in. It’s classified as more of a cross-training shoe than pure running shoe. If you’re looking for a shoe to run your next 10km in, consider one of these ones:
If you’re looking to do CrossFit workouts that are heavy on the sprinting, but also include some lifting, the Reebok Men’s CrossFit Speed Training Shoe is an excellent choice. Reviewers mentioned that while the shoe is lightweight and comfortable on their feet, it offers a stable enough platform for lifting.
The multi-directional outsole provides excellent traction and grips the floor extremely well, preventing slipping of any kind. The minimal heel-to-toe-drop is ideal for transferring power and providing a secure feeling while lifting weights. While not as stiff in the midsole as the other Reebok CrossFit shoes, they are still stiff enough.
If you’re looking to get heavy on the weights, then these are not the shoe for you! Consider one of the following:
The Takeaway on the Reebok CrossFit Speed Training Shoe
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